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Acoustic + Electrical Stimulation for Tinnitus

Hamid R. Djalilian, Irvine, CA
Electrical +1 moreN/ARecruitingResearch Sponsored by University of California, Irvine

Study Summary

This trial is investigating whether electrical stimulation of the inner ear can reduce or eliminate tinnitus.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have had ringing in your ears for 6 months or longer.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~outcome will be measured during each participant visit through study completion which can be an average of 1 year
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and outcome will be measured during each participant visit through study completion which can be an average of 1 year for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Medical Outcomes Study Questionnaire Short Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey Quality of life metrics.
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Electrical/ Acoustic stimulationExperimental Treatment2 Interventions

Find a Location

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of California, IrvineLead Sponsor
528 Previous Clinical Trials
1,889,604 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Tinnitus
273 Patients Enrolled for Tinnitus

Media Library

Acoustic Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03511807 — N/A
Tinnitus Research Study Groups: Electrical/ Acoustic stimulation
Tinnitus Clinical Trial 2023: Acoustic Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03511807 — N/A
Acoustic 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03511807 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
New Jersey
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
Hamid R. Djalilian
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

Great location close to my home. i have had tinnitus for many years and it continues to worsen.
PatientReceived no prior treatments
I've tried nortriptyline/topiramate, gabapentin, Beyond Tinnitus, physical therapy, acupuncture, osteopathy.
PatientReceived 1 prior treatment

What questions have other patients asked about this trial?

How often would I need to come to the site in Irvine?
PatientReceived no prior treatments
~19 spots leftby Jun 2025